Financial Market Rates and Flows

Financial Market Rates and Flows

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Financial Market Rates and Flows, Sixth Edition, provides conceptual basis from which to understand interest rates, how they behave with changing market conditions, and how risk can be managed. This highly respected text can be used for courses in undergraduate investments, graduate investments, financial markets and institutions, fixed income securities, bond markets, and money and banking.New Features to the Sixth Edition Include: New section on liquidity presents students with information on the treatment of credit ratings, default losses and migration patterns, quality yield spreads over time, high-yield debt, and yield spreads with respect to maturity. Updated data on the flow of funds (chapter 2) offers students new information regarding the total debt outstanding for various major sectors of the economy. Enhanced coverage on inflation and returns introduces students to a section on inflation-indexed bonds and Treasury TIPS. Improved chapter on the term structure of interest rates (chapter 6) familiarizes students with modeling the term structure as well as with relevant empirical work. Detailed treatment of bond portfolio management illustrates for students the arbitrage efficiency between zero-coupon and coupon bonds with an actual situation. Expanded chapter on derivative securities enables students to explore a very important market that is continually developing. Rewritten chapter on mortgage securities that covers mortgage derivatives, modeling prepayments, and "TBA" pricing that reflects important changes in mortgage-backed securities. Reorganized treatment of municipal bonds helps explain the nature of the market and the valuation of municipals in relation to taxable bonds.show more

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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 177.3 x 234.2 x 12.4mm | 408.24g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 6th Revised edition
  • 0130180440
  • 9780130180445

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"Financial Market Rates and Flows, Sixth Edition," provides conceptual basis from which to understand interest rates, how they behave with changing market conditions, and how risk can be managed. This highly respected text can be used for courses in undergraduate investments, graduate investments, financial markets and institutions, fixed income securities, bond markets, and money and banking.New Features to the Sixth Edition Include: New section on liquidity presents students with information on the treatment of credit ratings, default losses and migration patterns, quality yield spreads over time, high-yield debt, and yield spreads with respect to maturity.Updated data on the flow of funds (chapter 2) offers students new information regarding the total debt outstanding for various major sectors of the economy.Enhanced coverage on inflation and returns introduces students to a section on inflation-indexed bonds and Treasury TIPS.Improved chapter on the term structure of interest rates (chapter 6) familiarizes students with modeling the term structure as well as with relevant empirical work.Detailed treatment of bond portfolio management illustrates for students the arbitrage efficiency between zero-coupon and coupon bonds with an actual situation.Expanded chapter on derivative securities enables students to explore a very important market that is continually developing.Rewritten chapter on mortgage securities that covers mortgage derivatives, modeling prepayments, and "TBA" pricing that reflects important changes in mortgage-backed securities.Reorganized treatment of municipal bonds helps explain the nature of the market and the valuation of municipals in relation to taxable bonds.show more

Table of contents

1. The Function of Financial Markets. 2. The Flow-of-Funds System. 3. Foundations for Interest Rates. 4. Prices and Yields for Bonds and Money Market Instruments. 5. Inflation and Returns. 6. The Term Structure of Interest Rates. 7. Price Volatility, Coupon Rate, and Maturity. 8. Default and Liquidity Risk. 9. Derivative Securities: Interest-Rate Futures and Forward Contracts. 10. Derivative Securities: Options. 11. Derivative Securities: Interest-Rate and Credit Swaps. 12. Embedded Options and Option-Adjusted Spreads. 13. Mortgage Securities and Prepayment Risk. 14. Controlling Currency Risk. 15. The Influence of Taxes. 16. The Social Allocation of Capital. Index.show more

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